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Fellowship Tracks

Johns Hopkins has an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and teaching. We produce master clinicians, physician-scientists and educational scholars. The fellowship program offers three training tracks listed below, but these tracks can be modified depending on your career goals. 

Basic Science Research Track

The basic science track provides outstanding training in bench-top and translational research for a successful career as physician-scientist.

Fellows may participate in research within the Division of Nephrology and in other divisions or departments at Johns Hopkins University. 

Fellows interested in the basic science track identify a mentor and an area of research focus during their first year of fellowship. Fellows in this track are expected to engage in laboratory meetings and to apply for extramural funding during their training.

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Clinical/Epidemiological Research Track

The clinical research track trains future leaders in clinical and epidemiological research within nephrology and related fields. Fellows in this track have unparalleled opportunity to participate in clinical or epidemiology research within the Division of Nephrology, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Fellows in this track are expected to identify research mentors and potential areas of research during their first year. During their second year, fellows are supported by an NIH T32 grant to complete formal coursework toward a Master in Health Science degree in Epidemiology or Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Courses focus on epidemiological and biostatistical methodologies, grantsmanship, research ethics and integrity, and practical skills required for conducting patient-oriented research. The subsequent third year involves completion of the master's thesis, submission of peer-review manuscripts and application for extramural funding.

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Clinician Educator Track

The clinician educator track offers qualified candidates the opportunity to pursue formal training in curriculum and teaching skills development. Potential opportunities include:

  • One-on-one teaching with residents and medical students during daily clinical activities
  • Preparation and presentation of lectures for didactic and research conferences
  • Teaching small group sessions during the Genes-to-Society Renal Course for second year medical students
  • Participation in epidemiology and biostatistics courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Authorship of medical literature reviews and book chapters
  • Institute for Excellence in Education Teaching Camp
  • Online Curriculum Development for Medical Education
  • Longitudinal Program in Teaching Skills
  • Evidence Based Teaching in the Health Professions (EBTHP) certificate
  • Master of Education in the Health Professions

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Additional Tracks

Training opportunities exist in the following areas for highly qualified applicants:

Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design
With the launch of KidneyX, there is rapidly building interest to support innovation in nephrology. With support from an NIH training grant, a qualified fellow can spend the 2nd and 3rd year of fellowship pursuing a mentored program in bioengineering innovation.

Business of Medicine

Health Care Leadership and Management Certificate
A highly qualified fellow with a committed interest in a career in health care leadership and management may be eligible to pursue additional certification in this field.

Learn more about our opportunities for education: 

Nephrology Fellowship  
First Year Curriculum  
Second Year Curriculum  
Transplant Nephrology Fellowship  

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